Quaint Town within the Large Metropolis
This beautiful, tree-lined suburban enclave is the perfect blend of small town feel in a metropolitan area. With only 7,500 residents across 1.5 square miles, Glen Ridge's quaint and quiet streets provide a perfect backdrop for century-old Queen Anne, Tudor and Colonial homes. The town is also well known for its 667 gaslights that line each street.
Surrounded by the larger communities of Montclair and Bloomfield, Glen Ridge is almost entirely residential. It has it own post office, library and restaurant, but residents find most of their amenities, shops and restaurants in Montclair's historic downtown or the other surrounding towns.
Glen Ridge is home to several active organizations, including the Women's Club and Kiwanis Club, as well as the Glen Ridge Country Club. And residents are just a half-block away from the very popular Brookdale Park (located across Montclair and Bloomfield), which features walking/running trails, playgrounds, tennis courts and extensive lawns.
The median house price in Glen Ridge during 2015 was $620,000 (per Garden State MLS).
Education and family involvement are a huge priority in Glen Ridge. The Glen Ridge Public Schools serve approximately 1,650 students Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Elementary Schools: Each primary school serves approximately 250-275 students, and focus on development of reading, writing and mathematics, as well as reinforcement of good character. Both schools have very active Home & School Associations.
Forest Avenue School – Pre-K through Grade 2
Linden Avenue School – Pre-K through Grade 2
Upper Elementary: Ridgewood Avenue School is an upper elementary school with approximately 600 students. This school builds on the foundation skills learned in the primary schools and has an active Home & School Association. The charming turn-of-the-century building is listed on the State Historic Register and houses the only auditorium in the district.
Ridgewood Avenue School – Grades 3-6
High School: Glen Ridge H.S. is consistently ranked among the top in New Jersey – NJ Monthly rated it eighth overall in the state for public high schools in 2014. Offering 18 athletic programs and clubs, there is something for all students join. Fans of GRHS are called Ridger Nation. In addition, the Middle School, which is housed in the same building, offers nine extra-curricular clubs and various sports programs.
Glen Ridge Middle School and High School – Grades 7-12
Located approximately 20 miles from New York City, Glen Ridge is very appealing to commuters because of the 35 minute commute into Manhattan. The 35-minute Midtown direct train runs to Penn Station via the Montclair-Boonton line, while bus service runs to Newark and the Port Authority. Train service is also available to Hoboken.
Glen Ridge is truly unique town in which to live and raise a family . . . let's get in touch to discuss what homes are currently on the market for you.
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